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Maternity pay. Am I correct?

(9 Posts)
Tryagain92 Mon 25-Apr-16 17:03:48

I am getting confused about what maternity pay I am entitled ro when I go off on maternity leave. I only work 21 hours a week and on 6.75 ph. Now when I calculated MP, I will only receive 90% of my earnings so that's about 550 a month.. And i think I will only get paid for a certain amount of time then get the normal.maternity allowance for 33 weeks. So how much will my allowance be

Tryagain92 Mon 25-Apr-16 17:04:55

Sorry clicked post before i finished. How much will i get per week once my 90% maternity salary is finished? I dont see the point busting my backside until im nearly due if im only getting that amount :/

Move2WY Mon 25-Apr-16 17:08:21

www.gov.uk/maternity-pay-leave/pay

139.58 or 90% of salary per week for 33 weeks, whichever is lower.

First 6 weeks is 90% of salary.

So you will probably be entitled to 122.50 per week based on 21 x 6.50

LIZS Mon 25-Apr-16 17:08:50

SMP is about £135 per week but you need to meet the minimum earnings threshold.

Move2WY Mon 25-Apr-16 17:09:12

What I mean is 39 weeks of 122.50 x

Tryagain92 Mon 25-Apr-16 17:11:12

What will i get after 6 weeks?

Move2WY Mon 25-Apr-16 17:12:01

122.50

Move2WY Mon 25-Apr-16 17:14:13

Make sure you check hmrc website to see what other benefits etc you may be entitled to x

DesertOrDessert Mon 25-Apr-16 17:44:26

Your first 6 weeks and next 33 weeks will all be at the same rate due to your earnings. For people working longer hours, there can be a drop between the two numbers.

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